Elizabeth II (1952-date)
1.00 AUD = 0.76 USD
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Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
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Year of the Rat
Series: Lunar Series II
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Rat with authentic chinese symbols all in a symetrical design
YEAR OF THE RAT
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
In 2008 the Royal Australian Mint continued with the second release in an ongoing series of NCLT one dollar coins depicting each lunar year and their representative animals. The coin was issued in a tall coincard.
2008 marks the year of the Brown Earth Rat which begins on February 4th 2008, the first day of the solar month in the Chinese Lunar calendar. Those born in 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936 or 1924 were also born into the Year of the Rat.
The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. People born in the "Year of the Rat" are sensitive, imaginative and charming. they are generous to their loved ones, but can be quick-tempered.
Interestingly this is the only coin in the series that does not have an actual Chinese Character (for rat) on it. All the others do have a Chinese Character for the animal they depict
A Fine Silver Proof (.999) version of the coin was also released in a capsule in a plush red box.
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